Reactions to Disclosure of Childhood Sexual Abuse The Effect on Adult Symptoms

@article{Roesler1994ReactionsTD,
  title={Reactions to Disclosure of Childhood Sexual Abuse The Effect on Adult Symptoms},
  author={T. Roesler},
  journal={The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease},
  year={1994},
  volume={182},
  pages={618–624}
}
  • T. Roesler
  • Published 1994
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease
This study examines the effect disclosing childhood sexual abuse had on adult psychological functioning as measured on symptom checklists. One hundred eighty-eight adults filled out questionnaires regarding childhood trauma experiences and the reaction they received from the first person they told of their sexual abuse, and symptom checklists measuring depression, trauma symptoms, posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms, and dissociation. Data were analyzed using multiple regression analysis and… Expand
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